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Legacy Health RN Staff Nurse - Surgical Specialties in Vancouver, Washington

The Legacy nursing philosophy focuses on patients and their families. Our nurses embody this philosophy in everything they do, as advocates, communicators, problem-solvers and caregivers. Their expertise is sought after and respected by our health care team. In short, they are the face of wellness at Legacy. Does this sound like an environment in which you could thrive? If so, we invite you to consider this opportunity.

Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center is Southwest Washington’s most modern hospital, offering the latest technology in a setting designed for comfort and care for the whole family. We feature innovations in joint replacement, robotic surgery, pelvic health for women, cancer care, intensive care for newborns, neurosurgery, medical care for children and more.

The Surgical Services department comprises areas in both the outpatient and inpatient surgical areas:

  • 30 outpatient beds located on the 2nd

  • 32 private inpatient beds on the 6th

Primary patient population/diagnoses include elective, urgent, and emergent surgical cases:

  • Orthopedic

  • General Surgery

  • Gynecological

  • Urology

  • Ear, Nose, &Throat

  • Vascular

  • Plastics

  • Neruosurgery

  • Wound Debridement

  • Pain management

  • Cath Lab

  • Endoscopy

Responsible for patient care within an assigned department/unit and participates as a member of the health care team in cooperation with and under the direction of the clinical manager or designee as defined by the relevant Standards and Scope of Practice for the Registered Nurse. The RN Staff Nurse assesses, analyzes, plans, implements and evaluates patient care following established patient care standards for Legacy Health System including those for patient assessment and transfer.


As required by licensure. BSN or degree in progress strongly preferred. BSN may be required for specific assignments; experienced RNs without a BSN may be hired based on clinical experience with approval of the site CNO.


One-year registered nursing experience or completion of either the Legacy Health RN Residency program or a nursing program that is equivalent in content, curriculum and duration. Additional clinical experience requirements may vary dependent upon the specific department in which the position is utilized.

Acute care experience with surgical/post procedural background preferred. Pediatric background helpful, but not required.

This position is expected to cross-train to both inpatient and outpatient surgical areas and maintain competency to care for patients. Orientation and education will be provided to both areas to ensure appropriate training for the employee. This position is required to take call, with a 45-minute response, in the outpatient setting as required by unit expectations. The position requires Holiday and weekend rotation and varied shift start times.


Demonstrated ability of positive interpersonal and communication skills with colleagues, patients, families, physicians and the community. Keyboard skills and ability to navigate electronic systems applicable to job functions.


Follows guidelines set forth in Legacy’s Values in Action

Equal Opportunity Employer/Vet/Disabled

Current applicable state RN license required. AHA BLS for Healthcare Providers.

Posting Title: RN Staff Nurse - Surgical Specialties

Job Req #: 22-26211

FTE for each opening (not total FTE across all openings for multiple openings). If less than 1.0 please enter leading 0 before the decimal, e.g. 0.2: 0.75

Job_Commensurate with Experience: USD $41.99/Hr. - USD $60.98/Hr.

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Shift Differentials: Eves $2.85/hr, Nts $5.95/hr, Wknd $2.00/hr

Critical to Fill: Yes

Bonus/Relocation: Bonus/Relocation

Union: Non-union

Work Days: Variable schedule + call/standby, weekends & holidays required

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Street: 2211 NE 139th St